Part 1 – Doing Well When Everything Is Against You
Part 3 – Identity in Christ
Part 4 – Responsibility
Part 5 – Eternal Perspective
The Bible teaches us that we will all go through sufferings of many kinds in this life. God allows this to prepare us for eternity. But we must respond well to the suffering. Our response determines whether the suffering helps us or destroys us.
There are four critical components of a good response to suffering. The first one is faith. The lie says, “This bad thing will never change and will only get worse.” This is unbelief and fear which, left unchecked, will destroy us. In contrast, the truth says, “God can do all things. There is nothing too hard for Him!” This is faith.
… God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” (Heb. 13:5-6)